For Messing About On The River: New & Lingwood’s New Boating Jackets

The two pieces promise to be amongst the most eye-catching garments on display at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta

One is a repository of elegant men’s accessories and nightwear, which started out in 1865 outfitting the (literally) well-heeled students at Eton; the other is the main highlight of the British summer sporting calendar and social season. So, to say that Jermyn Street outlet New & Lingwood and the Henley Royal Regatta are a good fit would be an understatement. So it’s apt that the former has now created two new traditional boating jackets – the Newton Blazer and the Heather Isle jacket – for the latter.

The burgundy and blue, striped Newton Blazer has a classic three-button build, roped shoulders and half-canvas construction which conspire to create a stunning silhouette, fit and finish. A dash of flair is supplied by the patch pockets and burgundy grosgrain taped lapels, with the Italian-printed half-lining and Savile Row-style, spaced cuff buttons also adding a dash of swagger.

While the Newton Blazer’s pure Merino wool fabric, by Fox Brothers in Somerset, is an authentic British boating stripe, the Heather Isle jacket is a deviation from the traditional style of boating blazers. Tailored in a Scottish tartan from the Locharron mill, a cloth which is suitably lightweight for the warmer months, it features a bold check design in green, purple and lavender. A classic British single-breasted garment, it has notched lapels, roped shoulders, two buttons and straight hip pockets along with a ticket pocket. Finished with grosgrain taped lapels, it’s every part the quintessential British jacket.


See New & Lingwood for more details.